Timberline DE Don Hill commits to USC

STATESMAN STAFFDecember 16, 2013 

Timberline's Don Hill

KATHERINE JONES — kjones@idahostatesman.com

Senior Don Hill gave a verbal commitment to Southern California on Sunday after making an official visit to the Los Angeles campus over the weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder originally committed to Washington, but decommitted last week after Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian left for the same job at USC.

"It was the right fit for me and offered me the total package on and off the field," Hill said of USC.

Hill missed most of the 2013 season with a right Achilles injury, but had 70 total tackles, including 17 for loss, and seven sacks as a junior.

According to USC's media guide, Hill would be the third Idahoan to play football for USC, joining Capital's John Grant (1972) and Boise's Paul DiLulo (1980).

Hill said he plans to enroll at USC in January.


Hawkins Mann has given a verbal commitment to play for the Wolf Pack, the Reno Gazette reported Sunday.

Mann, who transferred to Burroughs High in Burbank, Calif., this fall, has previously been committed to Boise State and San Diego State.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end led Burroughs in tackles per game (9.1), sacks (five) and forced fumbles (three).

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